Dear Doctors: I’m having trouble keeping my resolution to get more exercise, and one of my co-workers swears that an activity tracker or an exercise app will help me stay focused. What are they, exactly, and why would they work? Dr. Elizabeth Ko and Dr. [...]
By Ask the Doctors • July 3, 2018
Fitness trackers can be a great way to see how much you move during the day, and may even motivate you to do more. Most wearable fitness trackers come with a phone application so you can get a complete picture on a larger screen. Many fitness trackers monitor: [...]
By uclahealth • February 10, 2018
If you’ve jumped on the fitness-tracker bandwagon, you’re not alone. Millions of people have purchased wearable fitness trackers. These devices, such as the Fitbit, Jawbone UP and Garmin vívofit, monitor statistics such as your heart rate, activity levels and the number of steps you take. Alas, while it’s [...]
By uclahealth • October 2, 2016